Again, Alphabet Alliteration

“In July of ’13, I told a story using alliterative sentences down each letter of the alphabet. It was a project I gave myself during an utterly long and lonely drive to Tennessee, which dovetailed nicely into a Daily Prompt.

It is the highest viewed post I have and comes up on the second page of the Google search of “alphabet alliteration.”  (2018 note: Not anymore.) I’m going to do it again, this time telling a different story.

Last time, I told a story about a war between animals.  This time… Well, just take a look.

‘Angel’s ardent and angling arm arcs around

Beatrices broad'”


I wrote that in 2014, so about a year after my initial Alphabet Alliteration post and, clearly, didn’t finish it. For this year’s NaBloPoMo, I’m going to revisit and finally put a cap on old posts that I began and, for whatever reason, abandoned.

As I was preparing for this post, I found an explanation that alliteration is used with the same consonants. Vowels need not apply. Would “Y” count as a consonant in this context?  Also, it alliteration used with the same letters themselves? Or the same sounds? Is “Clocks clang kookily” alliteration? Same sound, different letters. Or

“Circles summon spirits.” Same sound, different letters. Or, conversely,

“Creating circles calls circuses.” Different sound, same letters.

I take it back. I know why I abandoned this post: I was plain over thinking it!

Happy November, everyone!



7 thoughts on “Again, Alphabet Alliteration

  1. Hey there Sahara. I’ve written several alliteration poems to date and I have never thought about it in the terms that you are going into, which is fascinating and inspiring because I would like to write more and try out different word flavours/combinations since the basic alliteration template has its limitations once you have done them a few times. I find them fun to write yet extremely frustrating when you get to the lower end of the alphabet and are struggling for word choices.

    I linked to your poem back at the time too funnily enough when I traced back my post, which also used that prompt back in 2013. I seem to remember your poem quite clearly yet I must have a comment fail to filter through. In any case it was really good to read your words again and see the word choices that you made for your piece. Ir doesn’t hurt to overthink things when it comes to prompts for posts because you might unearth opportunities to write other things that you missed or overlooked before 🙂 Look forward to reading more of your posts this month too.

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